Select Criteria: Tracks = Truck Company
1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Using more than 130 acquired structures, from single-family dwellings to large multistory high-rises, this workshop presents an insight into truck company tactics that have been proven and implemented on the fireground. Topics span from forcible entry and vertical ventilation to window-to-door conversions to researched drills and the "not so expected ...read more...

Instructor
Jason Joannides
Captain
Columbia (SC) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 127-128
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Many people associate the term "aggressive" with unsafe, particularly when it comes to truck company functions. The fireground can be made safer through the intelligent execution of truck functions. This presentation stresses the importance of intelligently aggressive truck functions and their positive impact on fireground safety. ...read more...
Instructor
Jimm Walsh
Division Chief
Winter Park (FL) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This class begins with a discussion of the dangers posed by elevators and the importance of having a thorough working knowledge of all facets of elevators. It is an in-depth presentation of the ins and outs of traction and hydraulic elevators as well as all safety ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Posner
Operations Training Captain
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Why are some forcible entry attempts efficient while others are embarrassing? The answer is in the details. Setting forks, running a saw, and merely striking are not enough to ensure a win. Success requires knowledge of the system being defeated, familiarity with tool potential, and understanding ...read more...
Instructor
Samuel Hittle
Captain
Wichita (KS) Fire Department
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 10-12
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Ventilation is a vital function that, when executed appropriately, enhances tenability and facilitates firefighting operations. No other single action/event, however, has the capacity to negatively impact the fireground. The evolution of the fire environment has exacerbated this fact by reducing the fire’s reaction time to ventilation ...read more...

Instructor
Nicholas Papa
Fire Lieutenant
New Britain (CT) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on the "not so basic" methods of forcible entry using the most basic tools (ax and halligan). Forcible entry is covered so briefly in recruit schools but is paramount to fireground operations. Without it, we cannot make entry for extinguishment, rescue, or egress ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Gay
Captain
City of North Charleston Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 240-242
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

A review of tower ladder operations: positioning; setting up; operating from the pedestal and bucket; and many proven tactical street smarts in master stream operations, roof ventilation from the bucket, and bucket positioning at fire escapes and windows. Numerous tips provide students with street-proven experience that ...read more...

Instructor
Michael Ciampo
Lieutenant
Fire Department of New York
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Truck companies are tasked with a wide variety of tasks, all of which are essential for a successful outcome. However, during many fireground operations, there are a limited number ...read more...

Instructor
Arthur Ashley
Captain
Lexington (KY) Fire Dept
United States
FDIC Take Homes

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 243-245
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The focus is on a response to a fire where the only responding apparatus is a quint ladder or a nontraditional ladder truck (i.e., aerial apparatus with stored compressed-air foam system). Many U.S. fire departments of varying sizes use nontraditional ladder trucks on the fireground. Smaller ...read more...

Instructor
Rob Fisher
Battalion Chief
Snohomish County Fire District #7
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 103-104
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Laddering a building is a "check the box" action on the fireground. Ladders can be used for more than mindlessly decorating a building in preparation for a bailout. Laddering for fire attack and creating access is the focus. Students will learn of tips, tricks, and drills ...read more...

Instructor
Shawn Donovan
Lieutenant
Boston (MA) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

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